Taught course

Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall 2:1 or equivalent in a social science subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

In recent years, issues of terrorism and organised crime have gained an unprecedented profile, provoked significant social concern, and dominated both law-and-order and many wider social policy agendas. We draw on state-of-the-art research to address key critical issues surrounding organised criminality and terrorism in contemporary society.

We involve multi-level analyses of organised crime as a concept, alongside the impacts of urbanisation, migration and globalisation upon both the practice of crime and the ways in which we understand them. You address cutting-edge critical, conceptual and theoretical analyses of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the key theories, understandings and issues relating to organised crime and terrorism. You explore topics including:

  • The analysis, politics and prevention of terrorism
  • Globalisation and organised crime
  • Security and the state
  • The hacker ethic
  • Human rights

Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014).

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum component score of 6.0

Fees and funding

For up to date funding information please visit the University of Essex website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719